Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present "Recent Archaeology at the Fort de Chartres Locale." Late last autumn, Dr. Margaret Brown and Robert Mazrim discovered and excavated the buried remains of a small portion of the third Fort de Chartres, a wooden structure that was occupied from 1732 to 1751. This presentation will discuss how the site was found, as well as the artifacts and initial interpretations of the Randolph County French colonial site, one of the predecessors to the stone fort that was built in 1754. Free and open to the public. Lecture will be held from 7pm-8:30pm at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 1/2 Street. For more information, please call 217-785-0037.